The Batman hit theaters just a few weeks ago and made waves amongst the community, some heralding it as the definitive Batman film. Towards the end of the film, we saw a bit of setup for the future of the franchise, with a mysterious prisoner in Arkham locked up alongside Riddler, who upon speaking was revealed to be the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker.
Matt Reeves has shared a new look at Keoghan in full prosthetics, locked up in Arkham asylum and seemingly being interrogated by Batman. We only get a look at the character from the back, but it seems to be somewhat burned with minimal hair. The design looks somewhat like Cameron Monaghan Joker that was featured on Gotham.
That’s not all, as one of the long-rumored scenes that didn’t make it into the film has also been shared.
In a closer look at the character, we get to see the Joker’s full face, featuring the permanent smile that Reeves revealed following the film’s release. This Joker has already found himself a home in Arkham, presumably running into the Bat during Bruce’s first active year on the Gotham project. It would be interesting to see if the character shares a similar origin to what was alluded to in The Killing Joke storyline as he does seem to have some sort of burns on his skin, but it’s hard to miss that smile.
We have yet to hear any official word on a sequel to The Batman but as fans and critics praise it with the box office haul passing $600 million, it seems inevitable.